approximate hole size: .75mm
approximately 62 beads per strand
Opal is a beautiful iridescent gemstone that occurs in several different pastel colors including white, yellow, and pink. The name origin of Opal is believed to be a Latin translation of the Sanskrit term “upala” which means “precious stone.” This stone was originally brought to Europe through trade with India in the 16th century. However, 90% of Opal currently available is sourced from Australia. Metaphysically, Opal is believed to hold healing properties that can enhance creativity, authenticity, and individuality. Opal can also be used by gemstone healers to connect with higher spiritual energy.